Which phonetic alphabets represents the sound of 'u' in words like 'truck'? My real name includes written 'sam' but it is read as 'sum'. So I want to know what could I write between s _ m to make it clear?
Which phonetic alphabets represents the sound of 'u' in words like 'truck'?
It varies from accent to accent.
It might be open-mid back unrounded vowel, represented by /ʌ/ or near-open central unrounded vowel, /ɐ/.
Most varieties of English use /ʌ/ (also called STRUT vowel) in the word 'truck' i.e. /trʌk/.
If your name rhymes with 'sum' then you could transcribe it [ˈsʌm] or [ˈsɐm]
Some other words that have /ʌ/ are luck, gut, cut, strut etc.